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MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Broadford Football Netball Club

Broadford Football Netball Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (09:54:51) — I would like to use my members statement today to put out some local congratulations to the Broadford Football Netball Club on yet another fantastic season. They recently held their end‑of‑year awards night, including awarding life membership..

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017 – Second reading

Second reading Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:07:18) — It is with great respect, appreciation and understanding of the responsibilities of being a member of Parliament that I contribute to the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. At the outset I want to acknowledge the many,..

National Carers Week

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:09) — Today I wanted to do a members statement on a lovely event that I attended on Monday, which was the regional launch of National Carers Week. I was fortunate to be in Heathcote and was joined by the CEO..

PORTS AND MARINE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2017

Second reading Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:04) — I too wish to make a contribution on the Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. This is a very important bill for those that enjoy time on the water, and particularly those that — An honourable..

National Carers Week

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:09) — Today I wanted to do a members statement on a lovely event that I attended on Monday, which was the regional launch of National Carers Week. I was fortunate to be in Heathcote and was joined by the CEO..

Black Caviar Trail of Champions

Black Caviar Trail of Champions Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — I want to use my members statement to talk to the house about my region’s newest tourist attraction, which is well and truly ready for visitors and will get them into the spirit of spring..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Northern Victoria Region Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question today is for the Minister for Education, and it relates to Benalla P–12 College, which is my former school. Benalla P–12 College is the creation of a merger of primary schools and the local..

Hon. Fiona Richardson, MP

Hon. Fiona Richardson, MP Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — What a lovely tribute our house is paying to the Honourable Fiona Richardson today. Fiona leaves a legacy in the Labor Party, in the Parliament, in the government and in the electorate of Northcote. She was strong‑minded, as we..

ADJOURNMENT- Wallan bus services

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it follows on from a transport forum that the Assembly member for Yan Yean, the minister and I had the pleasure of attending in Wallan. It was a great..

MEMBERS STATEMENT- Wallan Secondary College

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My statement today is in regard to the Doctors in Secondary Schools program that has been introduced to Wallan Secondary College and also in regard to the school’s expansion. Wallan Secondary College was one of the first secondary schools chosen by the..

MEMBERS STATEMENT- Rutherglen Winery Walkabout

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Ms SYMES — That was a great segue to tell the house about a lovely day that I had in Rutherglen last weekend, where I participated in the pollie grape stomp. In a close contest I nudged out Indigo mayor Jenny O’Connor, National Party..

MEMBERS STATEMENT- Winery

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — Today I want to use my members statement to talk about one of my favourite topics, and that would be wine. Last week my colleague and friend the Minister for Agriculture announced the wine industry development strategy and also opened round 2 of..

STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to rise and speak to Mrs Peulich’s motion this afternoon. I probably should have raised a point of order during the debate. I was a little bit unclear about the terminology that Mrs Peulich used. The motion refers to the..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS- Northern Victoria Region

Northern Victoria Region Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Education and relates to the Shared Facilities Fund. The information I am seeking is a date when decisions will be made. In particular I am interested in an application from Mitchell..

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) — It is a pleasure to follow Mr O’Sullivan in relation to the motion today. I would not describe your contribution as a few words, Mr O’Sullivan, but you did cover a lot of really interesting topics. You have a strong history in fishing, which..